Purchase of 3rd Party Programmable Optics – Lancaster University
This procurement covers both the initial purchase (known as Phase 1) and all future requirements.
United Kingdom-Lancaster: Computer network services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University House, Bailrigg
For the attention of: Angela Wearden
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Telephone: +44 1524594087
Fax: +44 1524843087
General address of the contracting authority: https://www.in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/depts/purchase/buyerprofiles.html
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Lancaster University.
NUTS code UKD4
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
A forthcoming move to higher speeds will change how we will be providing connectivity to edge switches; rather than pairs of local distribution switches the distribution switches will be remote from edge switches. We are a fibre rich site and therefore intend to dual connect every edge switch to resilient distribution switches over single mode fibre. The edge switches are currently a mix of 1GE and 10GE SFP/SFP+ uplinks.
The initial purchase of the 3rd party programmable optics is for a specific new building.
This allows Lancaster University to trial a new network design before rolling out dual fibre links to around 650 edge switches over the next 2 years.
This procurement covers both the initial purchase (known as Phase 1) and all future requirements, subject to the agreed wider University strategy and satisfactory performance from the successful supplier.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 150 000 and 300 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Lancaster University Staff Only.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
This tender is being conducted electronically using the Lancaster University e-tendering system which can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/
To receive documents new users must first register and obtain log in details. Existing users should log in to the web site and express interest.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
LA1 4YW Lancaster
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: